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Ruby's Diner

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€€ - €€€
American, Diner
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5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-931-7829
07:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely surprise, went to outlet mall for some retail therapy, awful day of rain, so needed somewhere for lunch , amazing food and brilliant service, definitely will be visiting in the future. We both had corned beef hash with eggs and toast , delicious

Thank Dawn F
Toronto, Canada
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407 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the Carlsbad premium outlets and were hungry and there it was . We ordered turkey breast sandwiches with cranberry sauce, low fat mayonnaise and lettuce although their vegwich sounded pretty tempting, in fact. Had my sights set on grilled cheese, but both Swiss and American on thick egg bread would have been just too much. How can... More 

Thank unhappytraveller123
Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cute diner-style feel inside. My kids liked the train that went around the restaurant. The food was good, we had burgers and milkshakes. My kids are picky eaters, so sometimes it is hard to find something they like when we go out to eat. I liked the kids' menu items (and so did they). What they didn't eat, we... More 

Thank ramahjoy
New Jersey
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How about a 50s styled interior (including an above head choo choo train) while enjoying your omelet and coffee? Certainly brought out the child, and nostalgia in me!

Thank Scott S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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414 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is really fun - from the toy train running around the track on the ceiling to the cute posters on the walls, the fun old-timey music, the old fashioned server outfits, and more. It's like a trip back to the 50's, where Fun was clean and wholesome. And the food is great too. Lots of burgers and sandwiches,... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Regina, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good food for a break and the service was excellent..very friendly.The ambience is very 50's diner oriented and well done.

Thank boblinner
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love Ruby's for the quality of the food and the great staff on hand who serve and prepare the food. Great atmosphere and a couple of trains running overhead inside the restaurant are great for kids or all ages.

Thank Don K
Kenora District, Canada
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This restaurant is located alongside of the Carlsbad Outlet Mall so is an easy place to grab some fast food while shopping. The server (Michelle) we had was very friendly and polite. I would not recommend the "beanless chilli" which I found very stringy and rather tasteless although the shakes we had were a throw back to the 50s. The... More 

Thank Paul H
Branchburg, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I took my two grandsons' for dinner. It was quite busy, but we only had to wait about 6 minutes for a booth. The waitstaff was friendly, the selections were varied, and the prices were exactly right for the cuisine. The location is only 5 minutes from Legoland, and makes a nice exception to eating in the park, which can... More 

Thank Susan S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very Friendly Servers! However, the greasiest burger we have had in years! Not impressed when juicy fat is running down your hands when trying to consume this home made Hamburger! Flavor was good and so were the fries! Cooks need to drain burger grease before serving. Also, please ask if meal is find after you have consumed some of your... More 

Thank Jim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5630 Paseo Del Norte #130D, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-931-7829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?